Cycling holidays in South of France

La Ligne Verte. Walking and cycling holidays in the south of France.

Hotel based, selfguided cycling tours in South of France.

cycling holidays in South of France Auvergne-Aubrac / Cathars Albi-Bastides Cycling in Tarnvalley, Millau and the Grands Causses Dordogne Valley and Lot Causse du Quercy Cycling in Provence Cycling on Corsica

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Very light
Cycling Holiday

Light
Cycling Holidays in France

Active
Cycling Tours in France

Sporting
Athletic Cycling Tours in France

almost
flat

max 60 km
rolling

 60-80 km
active

as much as
you wish

 


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Bike tours in Provence, Dordogne Valley, Grands Causses, Corsica and Cathar country.

Our services, You get ....
  • Self-guided cycling or walking holiday trips with detailed route notes and bags transfer.

  • Small typical country hotels with character and charm.

  • Transparent prices, no surprises.

  • From ** and *** small family run hotels to *** and **** luxury hotels.

  • Rooms with shower and bathroom en suite in all packages.

  • The excellent service of a local touroperator.

  • Flexible: Choice of accommodation, length and level of trip.

  • Accommodation: budget, standard, plus, superior and luxury packages.

  • Tailored packages for the same price as our standard tours.

  • Last minute bookings: Leaving within a week? No problem!

  • E-booking and direct selling rates.

  • Very interesting small-group discounts.

  • Free GPS support (GPX/KML)

Cycling in Grands Causses Aveyron.

Our home-base in France: The Grands Causses Nature Park in Aveyron:  Tarn Valley, the Gorges du Tarn, Pays de Roquefort.

All options for a cycling holiday in the Grands Causses. "Surprise, unexpected!"

A virtual visit here of Aveyron & Grands Causses.

map grands causses

Find some pictures of the region around Millau here:

Gorges and Causses

Valley of Tarn River

Pays de Roquefort

 

Albi and Pays de Bastides

map grands causses

 

Very light
Cycling Holidays
in France

    Max 40km  
    almost flat  

Light
Cycling Holidays
in France

 max 60km 
    rolling   

Active holiday
Cycling Tours
in France

  60-80 kms 
   active   

Sporting Vacation
Athletic Cycling Tours
in France

  as much as
 you want 

Hotel based Cycling and mountain biking Tours in South of France
 Grands Causses, Gorges de Tarn, Provence & Dordogne.

La Ligne Verte is a local, family operated company dedicated to a personalized and customized approach of activity tourism since 199Cycling and hiking tours in Southern France2 in Southern France.
We're on the spot all year and work exclusively in the South of France, which by now we have come to know very well.
As locals, we know every site, every back-road, every detail that will make a big difference between the standard tours proposed by some international tour-operators and our local, personalized and customized tours. We will help you to discover wonderful remote places and savour the essence of the hidden treasures and the highly preserved local cultures. Tours are really splendid and guarantee an unique experience.
We are a small organization not working on an allotment base and so we can receive you in small, characteristic hotels in remote places which only locals come to know.

Years of cooperation with local suppliers, hotel keepers, taxi drivers, local Offices de Tourisme (Comité Départemental de Tourisme (CDT) de l´Aveyron) and maintenance workers of walking trails, resulted in our Southern France network.
As direct seller and E-touroperator, working with the same hotels as British and American tour operators operating in the same area as we do, we can quote competitive rates and still have an outstanding personalized service. Especially for parties of 3 and more persons we have rather attractive small group discounts.
 
We don't have brochures to send to you and no extensive back-offices, but we are on the spot, all year to give assistance when needed. We communicate mainly by this website and by email, but we can also skype, phone or fax you, if you prefer. If you need more info than this website provides or if you want tailored information we will send it to you by email.
Our service and flexibility are the very best you can get.

We love travel and adventure but we also love perfect organization : every detail is checked, every thing is done so that all works out for the best.

This part of France is big enough for a great holiday. We are small enough to stay in touch with you.



Very Light Cycling tours in France

The very light cycling tours of  La Ligne Verte  are meant for holidaymakers who first of all want  plenty of time to visit all the interesting places and time to stop on the way for a pause, time for taking pictures or for bird, plant- or insect watching. Daily distances will not exceed 40 kms and cycling time will be no more than 4 hours a day.
These tours are also well suited for families with small children, with enough opportunities to stop for a swim in a river or lake or have a canoe trip.

Level 1 and 2 ( out of 7) :  flat and rolling with some small short and light climbs.

Days: every night an other hotel; you can book extra nights in any of the hotels.


Light Cycling holidays in France

These cycling tours of La Ligne Verte are meant for holidaymakers who first of all want to have enough time to visit all the interesting places and have time to stop on the way for a pause, time for drawing or for bird, plant- or insect watching. Daily distances will not exceed 60 kms and cycling time will be no more than 4 to 5 hours a day.
These tours are also well suited for families with children, with enough opportunities to stop for a swim in a river or lake or have a canoe trip.

Level 1 and 2 (occasionally 3) out of 7 : mostly flat and rolling with some small short climbs.

Days: every night an other hotel; you can book extra nights in any of the hotels.
 


Active Cycling Holidays in France

For all holiday-makers in sufficiently good physical condition to bike 5 to 6 hours a day. These holiday tours are meant for the 35 to 65 years old who particularly like biking in a beautiful natural environment with a hillier profile and some longer ascents and descents in middle range mountains.
Families with sports loving children aged 15 and more can make this tours.  There will be enough time left for rest, lunch, sightseeing or for taking a break beside a river or a lake and going for a swim.

These tours are more challenging. Some longish climbs between 350 m and 750 meters. Itinerary between 350 and 1000 meters altitude.

Daily distances will not exceed 70 kms. Levels  2 and 3;  occasionally 4 (out of 7).

For a description of levels Click here.

Days: every night an other hotel; you can book extra nights in any of the hotels.


Sporting Cycling Tours in France

For all holidays makers in excellent physical condition, regularly training to be able to bike up to 7 hours a day. 
These tours are meant for the 20 to 60 years old for whom cycling is the primary aim of their vacation, whilst being able to enjoy the beauty of this country with its fantastic views.
Lots of  longer ascents and descents in  middle range mountains. Several climbs a day of more than 300m and  sometimes more than 600m should be no problem for them.

Daily distances from 60 to 90 km a day. More longish climbs (5 - 9km, up to 500m elevation gain). Itineraries between 350 and 1000 meters altitude except for the Mont Ventoux and the Mont Aigoual "hors catégorie".
Levels  2 , 3, 4 and occasionally 5 (out of 7).
For a description of levels: Click here.

Days: every night an other hotel; you can book extra nights in any of the hotels.

 


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The Accommodation
Tours are offered in 5 hotel classes: budget, standard, plus, superior and luxury. Shower and WC en suite in all classes. Global price indications of a 8 day (7 nights) tour with 7 dinners, 7  B&B, all luggage transfers, roadmaps, written instructions, assistance when in trouble included. Prices per person, Basic rates double occupancy, two sharing room:

Budget
* & **
6 dinners 6 nights B&B 1* and 2* hotels from € 600  to  € 630 p.p.
Standard:
**
6 dinners 6 nights B&B 2** hotels from € 620  to  € 770 p.p.

Plus:
** & ***

6 dinners 6 nights B&B 2* and 3* hotels from € 750  to  € 810 p.p.

Superior:
*** & **

6 dinners 6 nights B&B 3* and 2* hotels from € 900  to  € 990 p.p.

Luxury:
***&****

6 dinners 6 nights B&B 3* and 4* hotels from € 1260  to  € 1.660 p.p.
  • Standard packages are in ** hotel accommodations (often Logis de France and owner runned hotels) with shower and bath en suite and much "vieille pierres" as they call here natural stone built houses. In the best of family hotels we have come to know over the years (no chain hotels!). Quality of these owner run hotels in Aveyron is more than can be expressed in the number of stars!

  • Plus packages have one or more nights in *** hotels and exceptionally in guesthouses ("gîtes de charme" with pool).

  • Superior packages have more *** accommodations, but not all ***.

  • Self-guided tours, (group guided tours when asked for; minimum of 6 persons needed); but as much support from us as needed and asked for when in real trouble.

  • Important group discounts for parties of 3 to 8 persons (5 to 25%).

  • Apart from being a local provider of walking and cycling tours in Grands Causses, Dordogne, Cathars land and Provence we also have partners in other parts of South France: Corsica. See our walking and cycling pages.

 
 
La Ligne Verte

Address.
La Ligne Verte BV
Dufaystraat 5-II
1075 GR  Amsterdam, Netherlands

Contact (email)
Phone: +31 636 331 294
Skype: laligneverte-valac

With La Ligne Verte you will get the commitment and service of a  local, owner operated, tour operator. A direct seller, working primarily with local, family run hotels (from 4 to 30 rooms category  *,  ** , *** and **** ) to ensure you get an attractive, cycling or walking hiking holiday, the French way of life and "Vacances à la Carte" on beautiful hiking and walking trails or the enjoyable roads for your biking holiday trip. You'll benefit from our network we built the last 15 years, from our direct selling rates and above all from our personalized and customized tours without any extra charges: WYS=WYG: no hidden prices, supplements, reservation costs etc.

 

  

 

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